Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a 32 hectare site located along the River Itchen and includes six football pitches, two cricket pitches, a tennis court, skate park and three play areas. The Southampton and District Society of Model Engineers run a miniature railway open to the public on Sunday afternoons during the summer months.

Take a leisurely walk along the River Itchen, a chalk river designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Recognised internationally as an important habitat for wildlife such as salmon, water voles, kingfishers, dragonflies and otters. The non-tidal section of the river support a variety of freshwater fish, including dace, roach and the migratory salmon and sea trout. Continuing along the river gives views onto the conservation areas on the other side where unusual species make their home including kingfisher, water vole, otter, various warblers and sometimes even cuckoos.

The Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail Project is a Heritage Lottery project managed by the Wildlife Trust preserving an internationally important chalk river system for future generations. They have produced a range of leaflets on walks along the Itchen Navigation from Riverside Park to Winchester. Bargeman's Walk Mansbridge is a two mile circular walk starting and ending at Woodmill. Visit the Itchen Navigation Project website for more details.


Riverside Park
Woodmill Lane
Manor Farm Road
SO18 2JJ


  • Children's play area - Woodmill Lane, Cobden Meadows
  • Cycle training track
  • Skatepark
  • Tennis courts
  • Sports pitches
  • CafĂ©
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
  • Managed for wildlife
  • Friends group
  • Car parking

Riverside Park Management Plan

Friends of Riverside Park